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Railroad Earth Live at Mystic Theater on 2005-02-13

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Railroad Earth Live at Mystic Theater on 2005-02-13

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Railroad Earth
Mystic Theater
Petaluma, CA

KM 254's
Taped/transfered by Sandy A.

CD 1

Set I:

Magic Foot>
Luxury Liner*
Railroad Earth*
Black Bear*
I'm A Mess*

CD 2

Set II:

Waterfountain Quicksand
Mourning Flies
Sing For Me
Saddle of the Sun>
Carrying Coal to Newcastle
Mighty River

CD 3

Peace on Earth


Smilin' Like a Buddha
Catfish John
Little Rabbit

Notes: * with Barry Sless on pedal Steel & guitar

Collection RailroadEarth
Band/Artist Railroad Earth
Venue Mystic Theater
Location Petaluma, CA

Source KM 254's Taped/transfered by Sandy A.
Taped by Sandy A
Transferred by


Reviewer: njpg - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 14, 2013
Subject: --
I think it's brilliant. The recording is warm & not too cloudy. Great show.
Reviewer: Daddy D - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 25, 2011
Subject: Good sound, good show, great band!
I think the sound is very good for an audience recording. Generally I prefer soundboards, but as long as the crowd noise isn't over-bearing and there aren't too many yaw-hoos yelling & screaming or worse people talking non-stop near the tapers (STFUA!) it's kind of cool to hear the band & crowd getting off together.

Agree with Acoustic1: I too am a huge Dead fan but haven't found anything close to filling that void since Jerry died, & RRE is my new fav band, too. They've definitely something special going on on-stage at a RRE concert. That said, I wish FGH would get back together, maybe they could do a dual tour--a night of RRE followed by a night of FGH at each stop along the way!

Thanks to those of you who recommended other RRE shows to listen to as well as other bands (David Nelson Band & Guilty Pleasures) I will def be checking them out.

As always, God bless the Tapers!!
Reviewer: DMT - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 12, 2008
Subject: thanks
if you like pedal steel check out santa cruz
Reviewer: booblinns - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 25, 2007
Subject: download
how do i burn this show to windows...theres so many files,,im lost
Reviewer: Jac from Tucson - favoritefavoritefavorite - April 11, 2006
Subject: Good show, yes, but the audio doesn't make it worth 5 stars!
OK, I'll concede that this is a high-energy show. The song selection is good and it's obvious the band's energy level is UP THERE. But to rave about the high quality of this audience recording? No way. Kudos for the taper for making this available. However, the taper catches too much ambient noise. If you want to hear a 5-star audience recording, check out Railroad Earth's show at Eugene, Oregon, on 1-14-06. THAT is a great audience recording. This is average. So, 5=excellent, 4=very good, 3=good. This is good, IMHO.
Reviewer: Scalc - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 16, 2006
Subject: First RRE Show
Fresh off the Phil & Friends show at the Bill Graham Civic, and I had to see these guys. Amazing show & energy, and one of the best fan bases out there. Barry Sless on pedal steel really seemed to fire up RRE. Tim Carbone & John Skeehan dueling from respective sides of the stage provided some great moments musically and with classic facial expressions! Awesome venue, intimate with great sound.
Reviewer: Accoustic1 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 3, 2006
Subject: The Bomb!!!!!
Wow, my first listen to these guys. I am a big Dead fan and since Jerry's passing It has been hard to find another band with the magic, but this band is tight.

I have found more than a few good bands on the Archives on this site, but this one is right up there in my favorites.

Great job at the taping Sandy, I really appreciate your sharing this.

Hey smarcus, this might be a stupid question but have you tried mkwACT software? its free and I believe you can download it from this site. Go to help with downloads and it will lead you from there.

Great site glad I stummbled across it. I stumbled across it while looking at David Nelson Band site whom by the way has some great stuff on this site.
Reviewer: smarcus - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 22, 2006
Subject: Help With shn
I am trying to convert these files from shn to wav so that I can burn CD's, but all I am able to do is listen on my computer (Dell E310). When I used a Mac it was simple to do this, just point and click.

What am I doing wrong? The help files on this website are two and three years old and some of the links no longer work...


Oh, yea. I like what I heard over my computer enough to go to my first RailRoad Earth concert at The Fillmore last night. My new favorite band.
Reviewer: Yonder Mama - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 22, 2005
Subject: This show is the SHIT!!!!
Oh, startin off with that Magic Foot gets me sooo damn hot!!! If u dont got this show, GET IT!!!
Reviewer: Yonder Mama - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 22, 2005
Subject: This show is the SHIT!!!!
Oh, startin off with that Magic Foot gets me sooo damn hot!!! If u dont got this show, GET IT!!!
Reviewer: BillySunday - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 7, 2005
Subject: Sless is ALWAYS more.
Barry Sless is such a fantastic musician. The whole set will him sitting in is stellar. Be sure to check out the Guilty Pleasures shows with Sless, Rob Barraco, Klyph Black, David Gans.
Reviewer: ar795 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 4, 2005
Subject: Great show!
I got goosebumps hearing the crowd sing along to the beginning of Head--this was a bad one to not be at!
Reviewer: ridetherail - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 21, 2005
Subject: Great show!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Okay I will admit I'm a little biased. This was my first dose of live RRE. Great setlist. Barry Sless was sure a treat. The licks traded between John, Tim and Barry during Head are fantastic. I was right upfront and these guys never stop. The perma grin on todds face. Thats whats so cool about these guys they love what they do and they do it so damn good. Thanks to the tapers.
One side note about Phil. At the Shoreline(6-21-89)the crowd starts chanting, "We want Phil". Jerry grabs the mike and says, "Who the hells Phil?"
to add onto what onerailroad said, after Tim said Phil couldnt make it it was a disappointment all the way until they started their next song(about a minute)RRE is really this good. Can you imagine what it wouldve been like RRE and GD!!!
Reviewer: efojr - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 11, 2005
Subject: Nice recording of a good show
Nice mix of tunes. The addition of Sless is sweet.

Worth a listen.
Reviewer: onerailroad - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 8, 2005
Subject: Best Show... of the best shows - Magic Foot>Luxury Liner opener!!!

Aint nothin sweeter then Ridin' on the Rail!

Phil who???!!!

(Thanks Dedsalmonrailroad for the Phil update for our uninformed friend there...The point is RRE was so good we were not missing Phil at the show)
Reviewer: Bobby T - favoritefavoritefavorite - March 7, 2005
Subject: NICE!
Nice show here. I have found that AUD recordings with this band are tough. They get WAY low and LOT's of crowd Chatter. But this one is Pretty, Nice Bass, and not too too much Crowd Chatter.....Thanks for the upload!
BTW..Phil Who?!?! I can't believe you even went there...PHIL LESH! Thats WHO!
Reviewer: qweniden - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 6, 2005
Subject: Great Show
Thanks for upping this marc!

This was one of the best concerts Ive seen in my life.
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